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BUT YOU CAN NOW BUY A PDF/EPUB VERSION AS A DOWNLOAD…
You will receive both these two files when you purchase the download:
- PDF – for viewing on a computer in Adobe Reader or compatible software. You can also read this on a Kindle device, though it’s in a fixed layout format rather than flowed text, which will mean a lot of zooming in and out. You can also print the pages out – though that will use a fair bit of ink to do!
- epub – for Apple iPads, iPhones, iBook, Google Books app on Android, and on various eReader devices such as the Nook, Kobo and Sony Reader.
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Please note: both the files are in a fixed layout format to show the images correctly (see below for examples), so text won’t flow as in a normal ebook, but you can resize the actual page itself on your device.
Digital download : £2.50
The book is a collection of memories, stories and photos about the Lonely Tree stretching back nearly ninety years, that have been provided by members of the public – both local and from around the globe.
All profits from the book sales go towards the upkeep and improvement of the Lonely Tree footpath and viewpoint.
BOOK DETAILS ———-
Back cover copy : This book has been compiled by Pauline Page-Jones, Richard Kretchmer and David Goodman, members of Llanfyllin Civic Society, to celebrate the Lonely Tree and its influence on Llanfyllin. Book design and cover illustration by David Goodman. Translation by Robin Hughes. Typset in Quicksand Book • Printed by Y Lolfa Press • Typset in Quicksand Book • Published in April 2014 ISBN : 978-1-84771-953-9
Technical : Softback 48pp + cover, full colour, landscape 230mm x 175mm (9″ x 7″), 13595 words, 51 images.
BOOK LAYOUT SAMPLES ———-
BOOK SNIPPETS ———-
Here are a couple of entries from the book:
My young cousin came to stay with us from Kent. Two weeks earlier she had said goodbye to her boyfriend as he left for a six month tour of Afghanistan with the Royal Marines.
She was still waiting to hear from him, knowing it was difficult for him to contact her. During her visit she was on edge because she had no phone signal.
We wanted to show her the Lonely Tree as it is such a beautiful spot. Within moments of reaching the top, her phone rang. She had finally got a signal, just at the very same moment that her boyfriend had his first chance to call. We watched her sitting chatting to him under the Lonely Tree and took a beautiful photograph of her. She was so lost and sad without him.
Thankfully my cousin’s boyfriend returned safely and on their next visit to us we were able to take both of them back to the Lonely Tree.
This time we were able to take a photograph of them together and happy again.
The Lonely Tree has always been a special place for us and our family. We always like to take our guests there as it is such a stunning spot. We hope the tree can be rescued now in its hour of need.
Sarah Kendrick-Jones, Llanfechain
My Grandfather farmed below the lonely tree, I climbed the hill to sit by the tree or walked the railway line so I could look up at it whilst daydreaming as a child, about my life as a romantic shepherdess with my trusty sheepdog Luther. That was of course never to be but the Lonely Tree kept my dreams alive.
Often I revisit my childhood and climb the hill with my own children hoping they too will hold dreams in their hearts. They have run under its branches as toddlers, searched for fossils as children, they have lazed in the sun or marauded on their hill boards as I sat contemplating my most treasured view of the hills beyond. Maybe my grandchildren will be lucky and will dream by the Lonely Tree one day too.
Kate Hidden, Oswestry
First & Last
Not so lonely when it’s just you and me, always listens never repeats.
Loved waking up every morning and seeing the tree, first thing I looked at and the last thing I looked at too.
I am 40 now, wow, how did that happen? I have lived in Llanfyllin for just over 30 years – uni, trailing round after jobs and boyfriends aside…the Lonely Tree for me represents a freedom of fresh air, peacefulness and, on a clear day, a view to cry for. I have spent picnic days there, walking with family days there, romantic – ahem… afternoons there, dog-walking days, camping, watching sunsets, drunken mad walks – “hey, I’ve got an idea..!!” (at 3 in the morning), showing off the place to visitors, getting up mad early to watch the sunrise…
My four year old now asks “Where’s my tree?”
Emma Allen, Llanfyllin
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